A man holding a lap dog.
lap dog definition by Webster's New World
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- any pet dog small enough to be held in the lap
- a fawning or submissive person
Also written lapdog
lap dog definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A small dog kept as a pet.
- Informal One eager to do another's bidding, especially in order to maintain a position of privilege or favor: “a bunch of intellectual lap dogs for anybody who holds a big job in government” (Mike Barnicle).